This antique, Scandinavian folk art chair was created by wheelwright Lars Pedersen and is a prime example of Danish country furniture. With owner's monogram PLS BSD/ Sid paa mig og hviil dig/ (Have a seat and give yourself a rest), Anno AAR 1817. Literature (similar chair illustrated): Axel Steenberg, Danske bondemøble, Volume 1, 1959, front cover and p.108.
Dated 1817 W 27 D 23 H 41 in. Seat: H 18 in. Condition note: traces of later paint.